Microscopy October 2018

For this month's microscopy session, I'd received a request to review FRCOphth examination-type material, particularly corneas. So we spent a bit of time on the three classic corneal stromal dystrophies and their typical (and atypical!) appearances. I have a previous post on the stromal dystrophies here. We also did a refresher on some basic descriptive… Continue reading Microscopy October 2018

Microscopy September 2018

This month, we welcomed two of the new Moorfields trainees and Esin, a paediatric pathologist from The Royal London Hospital. We covered corneal and retinal histology and chatted about how some tumours may have deceptively bland cytology.  Cases included a metastatic carcinoma with unknown primary, a retinal detachment and a cavernous haemangioma. We had a… Continue reading Microscopy September 2018

Teaching August 2018

This month's session was pretty mix'n'match, starting with an excellent introduction to working in the Moorfields Accident & Emergency service by Dr Gordon Hay. A special welcome to those who have just started working for the Trust! I followed up with an introduction to eye pathology, including some case discussions. We then ended the afternoon… Continue reading Teaching August 2018

Microscopy June 2018

This month's microscopy session was a little different... Simon from the Royal Veterinary College brought eyes from an elephant and a rhinoceros for comparison with our usual human eyes. He's kindly provided some images which are at the end of this post. I guess it's no surprise that rhinoceros sclera is substantially thick (after all,… Continue reading Microscopy June 2018